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lewdvig
Oct 7, 2003, 12:45 AM
Assuming Panther comes out this month, will I get a OS upgrade from Apple on a new system bought within 30 days?

Does Apple have an official policy?

I have been contemplating a 15" PB. But I want OS X.3. Without having to plunk down $200 CDN for the OS.

jzieske
Oct 7, 2003, 01:10 AM
There is really no know policy about who gets free updates. It is the kind of thing that Apple likes to keep quiet for obvious reasons. I would think you would likely get it but no garuntee.

ShadowHunter
Oct 7, 2003, 02:45 AM
Originally posted by lewdvig
Assuming Panther comes out this month, will I get a OS upgrade from Apple on a new system bought within 30 days?

Does Apple have an official policy?

I have been contemplating a 15" PB. But I want OS X.3. Without having to plunk down $200 CDN for the OS.

At least wait until Wednesday and see what is said....

robbieduncan
Oct 7, 2003, 03:13 AM
Apple's policy in the past has been that anyone who purchases a new Mac after they announce the release date of the next version of Mac OSX gets it for free. As they have not announced the date yet I would say that you should hold on just a little longer.

yamabushi
Oct 7, 2003, 04:21 AM
I am also waiting to buy a 15"PB w/10.3 but it's driving me crazy! I'll wait till they make an announcement if I can. I can't stop dreaming about it. I'm not responsible if I sleepwalk into an Apple store and grab one this week. Steve made me do it.